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    PREMIER SPONSOR

    NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPSNATIONAL STEP VAN DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Schedule of Events1937-2018 81 Years of driving safety excellence

    A U G U S T 1 5 - 1 8 , 2 0 1 8Greater Columbus Convention Center

    Columbus, OH http://ntdc.trucking.org

  • 2 32 3NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS NATIONAL STEP VAN DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS AUGUST 15-18 GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER COLUMBUS, OHIO

    PREMIER SPONSOR

    Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC NTDC Bendix Grand Champion

    FedEx Course A & Finals CourseHEB Transportation Contestant Snacks

    J.J. Keller & Associates Golf CartsPrePass - Services provided by Help, Inc. - Breakfast of Champions

    CORPORATE SPONSORS

    Transportation

    THANK YOU TO OUR

    2018 NTDC/NSVDC SPONSORS

    SPONSORS

    AWARD SPONSOR

    SPONSORS

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    INFORMATION DESK:

    Please Note: Champions (competing drivers) will register in their designated bullpens (not at the Information Booth) asset forth in the Schedule of Events. Volunteers/Judges will register at their briefing.

    INFORMATION DESK HOURS

    WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. Convention Center, 1st Floor, A-Pod Concourse THURSDAY, AUG. 16 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. Convention Center, 1st Floor, A-Pod Concourse FRIDAY, AUG. 17 7:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. Convention Center, 1st Floor, A-Pod Concourse SATURDAY, AUG. 18 7:00 A.M. 12:00 P.M. Convention Center, 1st Floor, A-Pod Concourse

    EVENT INFORMATIONCOMPETITION:

    Hilton Columbus Downtown401 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215Reservations can be made by calling (614) 384-8600 extension 1 and online by logging onto the reservation website at https://aws.passkey.com/go/NTDCDiscounted guest room rate is $155 Single/Double

    Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center88 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43215Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and online by logging onto the reservation website at https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=2276200. Discounted guest room rate is $139 Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple plus applicable sales tax.

    Greater Columbus Convention Center400 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43215

    HOUSING INSTRUCTIONS

    Hotel Reservation Cut-Off Date: July 13, 2018 In some cases, companies reserve a block of rooms for their competing employee contestants; please check with your employer before reserving a room. When reserving by phone, always remember to say you are with the National Truck Driving Championships Event or ATA.

    HOTELS:

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    TUESDAY, AUGUST 14Important! Access to the Convention Center on Tuesday is restricted to NTDC Committee Members & Equipment Handlers Only.

    7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Receipt of Equipment for Pre-Trip Inspection & Skills Test Convention Center, 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall B & Exhibit Hall D

    10:00 a.m. Equipment Handler Briefing Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room A114

    12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided for those volunteers working in Exhibit Hall Convention Center, 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall B

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15Miscellaneous

    1:00 p.m. Media/Videographer Briefing Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room A111

    3:00 p.m. Bleacher Banners May Be Hung Convention Center, 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall A Entrance

    Judges & Volunteers

    Note: Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for judges/volunteers on the 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall B

    9:00 a.m. Den Mothers Registration and Briefings (Mandatory) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Room A114

    9:00 a.m. Pre-Trip Inspection Judges Registration and Briefing (Mandatory) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Union Station Ballroom 10:00 a.m. Course Judges Registration and Briefing (Mandatory) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Union Station Ballroom

    11:00 a.m. Course Judges Walk Through of Course (Mandatory) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall A

    1:00 p.m. Scorers, Recorders & Projectionists (Mandatory) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall A

    1:00 p.m. Review of the Course & Pre-Trip Inspection Briefing (Mandatory) (Course Judges, Contestants & Den Mothers) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Union Station Ballroom

    2:30 p.m. Walk Through of the Course (Mandatory) (Contestants and Den Mothers)

    Convention Center, 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall A

    4:45 p.m. Adjournment of Wednesday Judges Mandatory Activities

    6:00 p.m. Judges Reception Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

    NOTE: Those hanging banners on the bleachers must not enter the hall before 3:00 p.m. or risk having their drivers disqualified.

    MANDATORY ATTENDANCE:

    To ensure excellence, certain activities are mandatory for NTDC/ NSVDC judges and volunteers. Judges and volunteers who fail to attend a designated mandatory event - on time and for its entirety - risk having their position reassigned to another volunteer.

    WALK-UP VOLUNTEERS:

    All volunteers must be approved and registered with ATA prior to the event. The NTDC Committee will not allow volunteer signup after Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

    Contestants Contestant Registration begins at 12 noon in order for Contestants to eat before coming to their

    assigned bullpens as there is no scheduled meal break between noon and 5:00 p.m., and food may not be delivered to the bullpens after Registration begins. There will be snacks in the bullpens and beverages will be provided in the afternoon.

    12:00 p.m. Contestant Registration (Mandatory): Convention Center, 1st & 2nd Floor Step Van Room B140 B145 Straight Truck Room B131 3-Axle Room B132 4-Axle Room B231 5-Axle Room B232 Flatbed Room B233 Tank Truck Room B234 Twins Room B235 Sleeper Berth Room B240 B245

    12:15 p.m. Contestant General Information Briefing (Mandatory) (Contestants and Den Mothers) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Union Station Ballroom

    1:15 p.m. Review of the Course, Equipment & Pre-Trip Inspection Briefing (Mandatory) (Contestants, Den Mothers and Course Judges) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Union Station Ballroom

    2:45 p.m. Walk Through of the Course (Mandatory) (Contestants and Den Mothers Only)

    Convention Center, 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall A

    Contestant Equipment Viewing (Mandatory) Convention Center, 1st Floor, Exhibit Hall B

    3:45 p.m. Contestants Written Exam (Mandatory) Convention Center, 1st & 2nd Floor Step Van Room B140 - B145 Straight Truck Room B131 3-Axle Room B132 4-Axle Room B231 5-Axle Room B232 Flatbed Room B233 Tank Truck Room B234 Twins Room B235 Sleeper Berth Room B240 - B245

    5:00 p.m. Adjournment of Wednesday Contestant Activities

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

    Spouses / Families / Guests

    1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Animal Programs Presentation Convention Center, 1st Floor Rooms A124 - A125

    This personalized program will allow you to visit with the animals that travel with Jungle Jack Hanna to shows such as Good Morning America and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Discover where they are from, what they eat and get up close and personal with these animal stars and their handlers. Bring your camera, youll have a wild time!

    NOTE: DO NOT GO TO THE CONVENTION CENTER BEFORE WEDNESDAY!!! To ensure the integrity of the Championships, all competitors, spouses, family members, friends, colleagues, spectators,

    corporate officials, and other unauthorized individuals will be restricted access to the Convention Center before Wednesday; and, after Wednesday, will be restricted from Exhibit Hall B, C & D ; and the B-Pod Level 1 & Level 2. Restricted areas will be posted and will be enforced.

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 16NOTE: Though only four of the nine classes of competition will compete on Thursday, all

    Champions and their families are encouraged to attend the Breakfast of Champions.

    7:45 a.m. Breakfast of Champions (Tickets Collected Doors Open at 7:30 a.m.) Convention Center, 3rd Floor, Battelle Grand Ballroom

    Dont Miss This Years Breakfast of Championsand Keynote Speaker USCG (Ret.) Capt. Larry Brudnicki

    The Breakfast of Champions is always a terrific way to kick off the annual competitions of the American trucking industrys safest drivers, and the law enforcement communitys top roadside inspectors from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This year whether you are competing or not on Thursday set aside August 16, from 7:45 AM 9:15 AM to enjoy breakfast with family, friends, colleagues and supporters, hearing from top industry and regulatory representatives, and this years Key Note Speaker USCG (Ret.) Capt. Larry Brudnicki.

    Captain Brudnicki commanded the Coast Guard Ship that performed two dramatic rescues during the worst weather in more than 100 years, which became known as The Perfect Storm and inspired the book that was on the NY Times best-seller list and the blockbuster movie starring George Clooney.

    During this years Breakfast of Champions, Capt. Brudnicki will deliver a powerful and inspiration

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